Calvin Lebrun, better known as the HOT 97 D.J. Mister Cee, has been arrested after cops spotted him receiving a blowjob from a one Lawrence Campbell. Lebrun, who is 44 and produced Notorious B.I.G.’s first record, and Campbell, 20, were both charged with public lewdness and exposure of a person after their allegedly plain view rendezvous just before 4am Wednesday on Manhattan’s West Side. So why are Cee’s sympathizers denying anything went down?
The pair were were released and are due in court in June. The fact that the men were arrested isn’t in dispute. Unless you work for Hot 97.
A radio station manager today denied the allegations against Cee, who was back on air today. And Cee’s camp, meanwhile, is doing a poor job refuting the rumors.
Funk Master Flex, who also works at Hot 97, posted on his site yesterday: “Earlier this evening, a rumor went viral through multiple social media platforms stating that Mr. Cee was arrested for committing a lewd act. Please be advised this rumor is not true. Stating false allegations about somebody and presenting it as valid information is unethical.”
Which rumor isn’t true: That Cee was arrested? Or that he was receiving a blowie from a guy?
As public police records and Cee’s mugshot show, Lebrun was indeed charged. There is nothing not to believe about the arrest. The facts, perhaps, might be in dispute — but try telling a court not to believe NYPD officers who claim they witnessed the act. (There are rumors circulating on the Internet, but no confirmation, that this was a paid sexual encounter. Neither Cee nor Campbell were hit with prostitution related charges.)
And because this is hip hop, where homophobia thrives, note that if Mister Cee were arrested for having sex with a woman in a car, his arrest would be a story Hot 97’s talent would be trumpeting as a badge of honor. But because this is a same-sex sex scandal, it is something to deny, to bury, and to wipe clean from Cee’s record.